NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008
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(On the Acela Express: Tom Costello) The insufficiency of the nation’s passenger train system examined; details given of the limitations of the Acela Express, Amtrak’s only high-speed train, and aging infrastructure, trains and routes; ridership statistics cited. [Acela engineer Mike FINN†- comments on the rail system.] [Acela passenger Phoebe WEISVROT†- says it’s less expensive and more convenient.] [Amtrak CEO Alex KUMANT†- notes how Amtrak could expand.] [National Assn. of Railroad Passengers Ross CAPON†- notes the challenges in getting more trains.]
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